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[Mary Martin with son, Larry Hagman]

[Mary Martin with son, Larry Hagman]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Mary Martin with son, Larry Hagman.
Contributing Partner: Weatherford College
[Spare tire cover/Hometown sign]

[Spare tire cover/Hometown sign]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a spare tire cover on the back of a van/hometown sign that reads: "Weatherford, Texas, My Hometown, and Hon. Jim Wright, Mary Martin and J.R. Ewing". Weatherford, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Weatherford College
[Mary Martin with Ronald Reagan]

[Mary Martin with Ronald Reagan]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Mary Martin dressed as Peter Pan with Ronald Reagan and others, possibly greeting each other backstage. Image is composed of two negatives positioned vertically.
Contributing Partner: Weatherford College
[News Script: Mary Martin made deputy sheriff]

[News Script: Mary Martin made deputy sheriff]

Date: May 7, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about musical comedy star Mary Martin being named honorary deputy sheriff of Fort Worth.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[News Script: Beauty contest]

[News Script: Beauty contest]

Date: August 12, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a beauty contest to find the queen of the Silver Jubilee circus.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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